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Paying to play

Cash-strapped schools are passing on rising costs to students, in fees for everything from athletics to afterschool clubs to parking

The Hamilton-Wenham High School football team works out. The school's $969 student fee to play football is the highest in the region. The Hamilton-Wenham High School football team works out. The school's $969 student fee to play football is the highest in the region. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
By Rich Fahey
Globe Correspondent / August 24, 2008

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Hamilton-Wenham football games will cost close to $100 a pop this fall. That's not for seats on the 50-yard line, but what players who suit up for the Generals pay to play: a $969 user fee, the highest for football in communities north of Boston. (Full article: 876 words)

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